Dr. Beth Feingold Named Public Health Undergraduate Program Director

Dr. Beth Feingold Named Public Health Undergraduate Program Director

Dr. Feingold smiles at the camera, wearing a grey blazer. A grey background is behind her.

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 18, 2020) – Associate Professor Beth Feingold has been named as Faculty Director of the undergraduate public health program at the University at Albany.

Housed in the School of Public Health, the undergraduate program trains over 125 public health majors and over 80 public health minors, with a growing interest each year. Students in the program explore critical areas of the field, including epidemiology, maternal and child health, and the health effects of air and water pollution.

Feingold, who joined the University at Albany in 2014, assesses human-induced changes to the environment that affect and are affected by food production and consumption, which impacts nutrition and human health.

While she has been working on environmental health studies in the Peruvian Amazon since 2011, Dr. Feingold also conducts research locally. Of note, she is leading a diverse team, including community partners, to quantify environmental, nutritional and health impacts of surplus produce  recovery and redistribution in New York’s Capital Region, including an assessment of how COVID-19 is changing that landscape.

“Guiding the next generation of public health professionals is an honor and a true responsibility,” says Feingold. “I look forward to working closely with our undergraduate students, who have shown incredible passion for improving public health, particularly during the pandemic.”